Total Results: 35

Kristie Ennis Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Combating the Spring Slide with Wonder

Feeling the apathy oozing from your students? It is that time of year, friends, the Spring Slide, when the weather is starting to warm up (well, unless you live in Ohio like me), the hormones are raging, and the countdown until the last day of ...

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NCFL Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each year during NCFL's Conference, students ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Celebrating African American History Month with Wonder!

Looking for ways to incorporate more African American History into your lessons? Why not use Wonderopolis? That's right, they've put together one new tidbit for each weekday this month that aligns with the wonders of the day. Today, for example, the ...

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Laura McShane Jun 5, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

Roly-Polies -Exploring Backyard Wildlife

After a rainy weekend, I almost stepped on a family of pill bugs in my backyard. I must look like a horrible giant predator to these poor little guys. What do I know about them? I know that they go by many names: roly-polies, potato bugs, pill ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017: My Personal Reflection

“Freedom is never free.” These words were engrained into my five-year-old mind by my dad. Most conversations that we have now, will always turn toward talks about the state of our nation, service, and his views on how these “21st century ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 4, 2016

Sep 4, 2016

Telling Our Stories Digitally

Telling our stories through photographs is a practice that has been ongoing since the camera became a prized possession. What is interesting is that there is an element of "play" surrounding story now.Creating a story, such as the last hurrah of ...

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Delsia Malone May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Honeysuckle Memories

I shared a great flashback with my husband, Steve, as we entered our driveway to the fragrant blooms of honeysuckle.It smells so refreshing and is a great reminder that spring is indeed here. I thought back to my childhood and my husband thought ...

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Paul W. Hankins Apr 3, 2016

Apr 3, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Poem 3: Wonder #779"Why Do Some People Chase Storms?"

I have to post quickly today as our family is heading for Cincinnati for an afternoon of theater and shopping (our last day of Spring Break here in southern Indiana). For the first two days of this poetry project, I played around a bit with verse. ...

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Paul W. Hankins Mar 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016

Historical Perspective and First-Hand Accounts

When I attended nErDcamp last summer in Parma, Michigan, I got to see my friend and nationally-recognized hero/ambassador for books, John Schumaker (Mr. Schu). He’s always super busy once he hits the deck plates of a conference, so I thought to ...

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Edwards Family Jun 5, 2013

Jun 5, 2013

What story can you create?

I remember the crazy stories my dad made up to tell me when I was growing up . . .Brainstorming ideas and creating a story, especially a silly one, is a great way to make some connections as a family while strengthening communication skills as ...

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Edwards Family May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

Exploring Doughnuts and History?

We had an awesome family day today ...A couple of weeks ago, I saw where someone on twitter mentioned something about KrispyKreme doughnuts. I sent a tweet back saying that I worked in the town where Krispy Kreme started. Less than an hour later, ...

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Edwards Family Apr 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

Telling Stories ...

 The first day I looked at Wonderopolis, there was great information about the Wright Brothers and the First Flight. I was immediately hooked!Being a former 4th grade teacher, that was one of my favorite things to teach in North Carolina ...

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Phillips Family Feb 8, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

Wonders to Use For Black History Month

#726 Who Invented Potato Chips?This is a great Wonder to learn about how an African American, George Crum accidentally invented the potato chip in 1853 because of a complaint made by a customer.  I am going to use this Wonder as a spring board ...

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Sarah Nicols Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

What does Memorial Day mean to you? For some people, it is a three-day weekend that usually marks the beginning of pool parties, barbecues, and summer vacation. Since my birthday is on May 26 (I’ll be 30 on Saturday–yikes!), it has always been ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Our day exploring ....

Yesterday, we spent the morning exploring things at a nearby park (and taking pictures). It was a beautiful day and 63 degrees in January in NC !! Wow!First, I took some pictures of Madalyn around the Manor House at Tanglewood Park, then we had a ...

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